Honda Rider Education Center Reopens in Irving Texas Oct 1, 2015 20:15:56 GMT -7
Post by Jps on Oct 1, 2015 20:15:56 GMT -7
Honda Rider Education Center Reopens
in Irving Texas
Ribbon Cutting: Curt Liles, Geo-Center Motorcycle Training, LLC (light-blue shirt); Gary Martini, American Honda Rider Education Manager (black shirt); Jeff King, Irving Chamber of Commerce (tan suit); Kissena Sheets, Irving Chamber of Commerce (red jacket). Also pictured are various associates of American Honda Motor Co., Geo-Center Motorcycle Training coaches, and the Irving Chamber of Commerce members.
Presentation (from left): Curt Liles, Geo-Center Motorcycle Training, LLC; Gary Martini, American Honda Rider Education Manager; Jeff King, Irving Chamber of Commerce; Kissena Sheets, Irving Chamber of Commerce.
Facility to offer training for street bikes, dirt bikes, ATVs and side-by-sides.
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2015 – During a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday, the reopening
of the Honda Rider Education Center in Irving, Texas, was celebrated by local powersports
enthusiasts, politicians and media, as well as Honda associates and Geo-Center Motorcycle
Training owner Curt Liles, who operates the facility under a lease agreement with American
Honda Motor Co., Inc.
The Honda Rider Education Center offers both classroom training and rider training, using the
Motorcycle Safety Foundation® curriculum for on-road and dirt bike classes and the Specialty
Vehicle Institute of America curriculum for ATV classes. Side-by-side training will be offered
soon, using the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association curriculum. The Texas
Department of Motor Vehicles waives the written- and riding-test requirements for motorcycle license
applicants over 18 who have completed the two-day Basic Rider Course course, and Honda reimburses $75 of the class tuition. In addition, Honda reimburses the full cost of the
ATV Rider Course for customers who purchase a new Honda ATV.
In addition to classrooms and training ranges, the Irving facility has an Environmental Learning
Center, which is a unique community resource that promotes a responsible land-use ethic
through a greater understanding of Texas’s varied ecology.
“Honda has owned this facility since the early ’90s, and after nearly a year of working on there opening, we’re pleased to once again open its doors to the public,” said Gary Martini,Manager, Rider Education at American Honda. “The Irving location is one of four Honda Rider Education Centers, with the other campuses located in Troy, Ohio; Alpharetta, Georgia and Colton, California. We’re proud that Honda is the only manufacturer to offer these facilities to its customers, and we’re pleased to be working with Curt Liles and Geo-Center to educate riders in Texas.”
“This is a great opportunity,” said Liles, who has owned and operated Geo-Center since 2010.
“With this facility, as well as a fleet of nearly 50 Honda vehicles—including street bikes, dirt
bikes and dual-purpose bikes, ATVs and side-by-sides—we can provide top-notch training to
riders of every type. Response to the course schedule has been very positive, and I’m excited
about what we can do with Honda’s support.”
Those interested in taking motorcycle courses at the Irving Honda Rider Education Center may
sign up at www.gcmctraining.com. Enrollment in ATV classes is handled through the ATV Safety
Institute at www.atvsafety.org.
About Honda Powersports
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. was established in 1959 and is the sole distributor of Honda
motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides in the U.S. The American Honda Motorcycle Division is
responsible for the sales, marketing, and operational activities for these products through authorized
Honda dealers. For more information on Honda products, go to www.powersports.honda.com.